Mike Meyer, Author at PHOENIX magazine

Frank Downey, M.D. is a senior associate consultant at the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Prior to joining Mayo, Dr. Downey served as a cardiovascular surgeon in Milwaukee for 25 years. He was surgical director of the Cardiac Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Downey has been involved in all aspects of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, including high risk...

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Dr. Samine Ravanbakhsh recently joined the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Ravanbakhsh received her medical degree at Oregon Health & Science University. She completed a general surgery residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center and cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. Her practice incorporates all aspects of general thoracic surgery, including mediastinal, pulmonary, and esophageal diseases. She has extensive training in a variety of minimally invasive approaches,...

Jonathan D’Cunha, M.D., Ph.D., is a senior associate consultant in the Department of Surgery at Mayo Clinic, where he specializes in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Dr. D’Cunha has over 20 years of experience in his specialty, serving as the Chief of the Division of Lung Transplant/Lung Failure and the Vice Chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh before being recruited to Phoenix to join the Mayo Clinic.  In Pittsburgh he...

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